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back. mr. obama and the first lady spent the morning visiting burrville elementary school in dc, helping out by filling book shelves and talking to volunteers at the school. this year, as it has been since 2009 when president obama first took office, the administration is trying to expand the concept of volunteerism. fox 5's john hanrahan was at the national mall and is now in the newsroom with the story. >> reporter: i've been wondering what the enormous white tent is at the corner of 14th street and the mall. i'm told it is a staging area. today, it was indoor part of the inauguration. thousands of people were invited inside the tent to consider making a commitment to volunteerism. ♪ >> reporter: yolanda adams made her pitch with a song. ♪ i'm going to do my part, yeah! ♪ >> reporter: chelsea clinton personally visited a booth to help the youngsters there write letters to sick children. and actress eva longoria appealed to a crowd of thousands to help improve the nation by volunteering. >> make a difference in one child's life. mentor a student. donate a book to a librar
by imposing his policies via executive fiat. mr. obama pleaded with americans to confront congress directly. >> ask them what's more important. doing whatever it takes to get a "a" grade from the gun lobby or giving parents some peace of mind when they drop their child off for first grade. >> reporter: he even show cased children who have written him since newtown. >> she said, "i know that laws have to be passed by congress, but i beg you to try very hard." [ light laughter ] julie, i will try very hard. >> reporter: chuck todd, nbc news, the white house. >>> this is john yang in chicago where residents deal with gun violence virtually every day. last year, there were more than 510 murders, more than the number of u.s. troops killed in afghanistan. 86% of the homicides involved a gun. in one chicago interview, nothing president obama did would change that. >> i believe chicago already has very strict gun laws and we have, like, one of the highest crime rates in the country. so how is this going to solve anything? >> reporter: the national gun debate was reignited last month by adam lanza's
in a shockingly rapid fashion. >> reporter: mr. obama wants congress to ban the sale of high capacity ammunition magazines and apply mental health background checks and criminal background checks to firearms sold privately and gun shows. other likely biden proposals: billions more in funding for the t background check database,e, increased prison sentences for gun trafficking, new federal research into gun crimes and more information on labels of violent video games as for the rush in many parts of therms country to buy firearms congress may ban, mr. obama blamed fears of government overreach. >> part of the challenge that weth confront is that even the slightest hint of some sensible, responsible legislation in this area fans this notion that somehow here it comes and that everybody's guns are going to beo taken away. >> reporter: mr. obama said if congress does not act he can achieve some of these goal us there executive order. but, scott, the only area the president talked about that wasso improved tracing at the federal level of guns sold to or stolen by criminals. maj >> pelley: major, tha
? >> reporter: hi there, wolf. i am across from the church where president obama and mrs. obama are inside sitting, not in the traditional president's pew, but in the first row, as is the vice president and his family, and i want to show you, if this bus will move behind me, you can see over here the presidential limousine, the beast. once this service is over and we are told that it will be short and sweet, the beast is standing ready to whisk president obama and mrs. obama off to the capitol. >> brianna, thank you. let's go to jessica yellin. jessica, i understand you're learning some details about what the president will say. >> reporter: one insider insisted to me, wolf, that there is no challenge to be met today, no political test, but president obama considers this speech deeply meaningful, an important opportunity, a chance to reset the political conversation, and aides concede to me, it's no easy task. >> i, barack hussein obama, do solemnly swear. >> reporter: a second inaugural, a second chance for president barack obama. he used his first address to issue a grim warning about th
. >> any time mrs. obama wears one of your designs, a fashion designer ascends. it's a phenomenal career maker. j. crew made that belt and purple gloves she wore with the coat. so rest assured that the phone will be ringing off the hook. style watchers say michelle obama seems so accessible, american women just want to look like her. deborah roberts, abc news, washington. >> that really is an amazing stat, if you think about it. that she could have a $14 million impact on one designer just by wearing the dress. that's how the intensity and exposure is. and jason, after the first inauguration four years ago, he launched into making candles and doing a furniture line. every media outlet carries this story. i generally don't care, but i find the economics around it interesting, at least. >> what shoes was she wearing? >> rebox? i don't know. >> jimmy chu and jason wu. chu and wu and wang. >> why do people not ask what the dudes are wearing? what suit did the president have on? no one ever asks. don't women get tired of that double standard? >> we do. what are you wearing? >> it's target. >>
background checks. mr. obama will also endorse a ban on ammunition magazine clips which carry more than ten bullets. he will also seek a reinstatement of the assault weapons ban that expired in 2004. but the ban won't drive the agenda. press secretary jay carney. >> the president will put forward a series of proposals that is not limited to one legislative action. >> reporter: would he sign a package passed by congress that did not include the assault weapons ban? >> he's not going to say that we have to move on this one or else we don't move on that one. there are a host of measures that we can take that can address this problem. >> reporter: the president will also ask congress for a tougher federal law against gun trafficking to penalize sellers who do not carry out thorough background checks. he will also seek more federal funds to facilitate background checks, more personnel to respond to requests for those checks, and more federal agents to inspect gun shops. in addition, mr. obama will offer schools and school districts funds to hire trained and armed security officers. he will also
's fashion and the daughters', as well. we see mrs. obama, just before they went into the church, st. john's episcopal church. >> american designer, thom browne, and j. crew and kate spade for the girls. tim gunn has been watching with us. tim, tell us what you've seen so far. >> good morning, diane. good morning, george. i've seen a thrilling, thrilling morning, i have to say. very exciting. and gorgeous clothes. the first lady and the daughters look magnificent. >> tell us about this designer thom browne. i heard this morning that about $14 million in free advertising, every time the president's wife wears a new outfit and the designer is mentioned. >> i'm not surprised to hear that. but i will share with you that i was very surprised to hear that thom browne was the designer. thom browne is very well-known for avant-garde men's wear. i thought, mrs. obama is wearing thom browne. but what a gorgeous coat. >> i know mrs. obama has spoken about the issue of clothes, that she came into this never thinking that much about what she was wearing. realized it was going to be every day of her lif
was the looming fight over the debt ceiling saying that america is not a dead beat nation. mr. obama installed that he is not willing to negotiate when it's coming to raising the ceiling. if it's not raised, social security checks and benefits for veterans could be delayed. it could be harder to pay your bills now than it was a month ago. that is because uncle sam is taking an extra 2% out of everyone's check for social security. for most people in the bay area, that is about $80 a month or $1,000 a year. >> scott? >> we will do it with the help of mobile apps. now, step one if you have a mobile device. try to avoid the temptation to upgrade. there you saved your 80 dollars a month already. we have apps to show you, most of us is have to drive and spend money on gas. this app is from the yellow pages. it can save you money. helping you find gas stations and ways to change your oil and tires that are close and less expensive than whatever else is around you. lock in your favorites. map them out, save money. another way to save money. grocery shopping, with strategy this can shave you bucks. you
president obama is expected to make an announcement about a comprehensive plan to reduce gun violence including a push for major legislation to include background checks. at a news conference on monday, mr. obama promised to act alone if necessary. >> but i'm confident there's some steps that we can take that don't require legislation and that are within my authority as president. >> the president could use executive powers on 19 separate actions to bypass congress. >>> in newtown, connecticut, monday grieving family members of 11 victims of the sandy hook elementary school shooting announced plans for an a anti-violence campaign. the nonprofit group, sandy hook promise, will focus on mental health, school safety and gun responsibility. >> the middle ground and the answers, i actually think will come from gun owners themselves. those are the people that understand where the limits are, what's reasonable, what's responsible and what isn't. >> the national rifle association says they're doing their part to, quote, instill safe and responsible sponsorship. sunday the nra released a targe
rifles, high-capacity magazines, extending background checks and toughening gun trafficking laws. mr. obama also mentioned executive actions mostly to toughen existing laws. at the emotionally charged event the president was surrounded by children who wrote him letters of gun violence. family members of the newtown victims were in the audience, including the parents of 7-year-old grace mcdonnell. >> chris, her father, gave me one of her paintings, and i hung it in my private study just off the oval office. and every time i look at that painting, i think about how when it comes to protecting the most vulnerable among us, we must act now for grace. >> the nra is getting ready for battle, raising money and e-mailing supporters to upgrade their membership for, quote, the fight of the century. >> we're not saying that your rights are at risk. the president of the united states is saying that. >> so where do things go from here? nbc's tracie potts is in washington for us. tracie, how is the president going to get the public and congress to support this legislative agenda? >> reporter: with
and hundreds more. the first national gun legislation since 1994. mr. obama would like to see a number of changes to our gun laws and supported measures such as tightening gun checks, insuring database. and research in gun violence causes and prevention and hire school resource officers, and insuring medicaid recipients get quality mental healthcare. senate majority harry reid said i'm committed to ensureing that address gun violence. all options should be on the table before we compromise and fold. here is the president talking about this matter earlier today. >> obama: as soon as i'm finished speaking here, i will sit at that desk and sign a directive giving schools hubble health community tools they need to help reduce gun violence. as important as these steps are they are in no way a substitute for action from members of congress. to make a reel and lasting real and lasting difference congress, too must act, and i'm calling on congress to pass very specific proposals right away. first its time for congress to require an universal background check for anyone trying to buy a gun. sec
armed security in our schools when his kids are protected by armed guards at their school? mr. obama demands the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes, but he's just another elitist hypocrite when it comes to a fair share of security. protection for their kids and gun free zones for ours. >> it's a tough ad. dan lothian is at the white house. but i understand the president is fighting back with his own pr strategy because when he makes his big announcement he'll be surrounded by children who wrote letters to him begging for gun control. >> reporter: that's right. you know, we see the white house do this in the past, usually it's around a fiscal fight where the president's putting pressure on congress he'll be surrounded by families from across the country. well, in fact, the president, as you pointed out, will be surrounded by these young kids who wrote letters to the president in the wake of the connecticut shootings. in addition to that, though, a white house official confirming that the president will also be joined with some newtown families, families impacted by the newtown shoo
it or paid for it. it's maizing the role the government is taking. if something should happen mr. obama wouldn't have to be sworn in. host: what is clearly a story is the al jeern troops. it involves the u.s.. the death toll remains unclear. there is a related story to all of this dealing with british politics. next is a caller from arizona democrats line. good morning. caller: good morning. people in the u.s.a. listen. i try and call in and make sense out of situations. a war doesn't make sense to me. excessive gun violence doesn't make sense to me. what makes sense to me is to have the wars that are passed to get paid for and to get paid for by the people that profitted the most. and that is the international globalized situation situation that people like mr. romney have gotten us into so that i did minute shs wages in the u.s.a. and people trying to get by can't pay any taxes. so the government has a roll to collect enough taxes like they used to. when we were forced into wars by the republicans wanting to take it all over the world in the depression and it wasn't possible because t
for his hypocrisy. >> mr. obama demand the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes and just another elitist hypocrite for their fair share of security. a and-- >> you can go to the hannity control room right there and see our producer working hard kind the scenes to bring you the hannity live experience where you get the background information on the stories covered right here on the show. and in the break, you can go to hannity llive.foxnews.com and share your opinions on president obama's gun proposals, i'll see you there and coming up michelle malkin, senator rand paul and much more as we continue. at pricep you...out of the red. this week get a bonus $15 itunes gift card with any qualifying $75 ink purchase. find thousands of big deals now... at officemax. how did i know? well, i didn't really. see, i figured low testosterone would decrease my sex drive... but when i started losing energy and became moody... that's when i had an honest conversation with my doctor. we discussed all the symptoms... then he gave me some blood tests. showed it was low t. that's it. it was a number -- not ju
been especially especially those of us who are parents, happy to abide by those rules. >> mrs. obama spent the first few months telling everybody i'm mom in chief. that is my job. it is possible to raise children in this incredibly intense spotlight and have them come out and be wonderful people and by all accounts, sasha and malia are having that experience, too. it's something that mrs. obama has talked about recently. i think i read a quote she said she's pleasantly surprised at how normal they are. so much so that the president notes they're not that interested in hanging out with him any more. this is a family enterprise. it's not the normal job where the parents and the children aren't connected through this. they have to go through this political experience. it's an incredibly intense spotlight. but by all accounts, these girls are flourishing. >> and i think about all of our friends coming in from texas and yale and sharing it with friends and i'm sure that's what the obama girls will do, too. so it becomes part of your life, part of what you would do, anyway, except for more
:40, the president and mrs. obama leave the white house for the capital. the inaugural ceremonies begin at 11:30 and include the ceremonial swearing-in of vice president biden. then at 11:55, president obama will be sworn in by chief justice john roberts. and at noon, the president will deliver his inaugural address. that will be followed by lunch at the capital. then around 2:30, the president leads a procession back to the white house where he and the first lady will watch the inaugural parade along pennsylvania avenue. down there among the people on the national mall is our national correspondent byron pitts. what do you see? >> good morning. 400,000 people were lucky enough to get tickets. they were members of the white house or the congress. about 30,000 people will sit closest to the podium. here in the same area four years ago. back then there was a great deal talk of race and the historical importance of the moment. i remember watching it, men and women wept as then president-elect obama took the oath of office. today, far less talk about race, mostly about the nation's business. but
the massacre at sandy hook elementary. but mr. obama acknowledged that the most significant reforms will not come from his office. >> as important as these steps are, they are in no way a substitute for action from members of congress. to make a real and lasting difference, congress too must act, and congress must act soon. and i'm calling on congress to pass some very specific proposals right away. >> suarez: for one thing, the president is asking the senate to confirm todd jones as director of the bureau of alcohol, tobacco, firearms and explosives, where he's been interim director. the a.t.f. has had no permanent head for six years. other proposals include: barring the sale of ammunition magazines with more than ten rounds and reinstating and strengthening a ban on military assault-style weapons. >> a majority of americans agree with us on this. and by the way, so did ronald reagan, one of the staunchest defenders of the second amendment, who wrote to congress in 1994 urging them-- this is ronald reagan speaking-- urging them to listen to the american public and to the law enforc
background checks and limit assault weapons and ammunition. at a news conference monday, mr. obama promised to act alone, if necessary. >> and i'm confident that there are some steps that we can take that don't require legislation and that are within my authority as president. >> the president could use executive powers on 19 separate actions to bypass congress. >>> in newtown, connecticut, monday grieving family members of 11 victim of the sandy hook elementary school shooting announced plans for an anti-violence campaign. the nonprofit group sandy hook promise will focus on mental health, school safety and gun responsibility. >> the middle ground and the answers i actually think are going to come from gun owners themselves. those are the people that understand where the limits are, what's reasonable, what's responsible and what isn't. >> last night on "the rachel maddow show," rachel asked the parents of 6-year-old shooting victim ben wheeler about a comment they made at the news conference about having responsibility to their son. >> our job for him is to continue to do, to be, the great
? mr. obama demands the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes but he is just another elitist hypocrite when it comes to fair share of security. protext for their kids -- protection for their kids and gun-free zone for ours. >> eric: bobbe, start that. >> bob: there is the punk ad. terrible ad. i made ads for years and that thingbe doesn't deserve to be on television. look he got in things that had nothing to do with guns. they went after obama's kids. >> greg: no, they didn't. >> eric: they didn't. >> bob: yes, they did. >> greg: no, no no, no. >> bob: you interrupted me. >> greg: i'm going to interrupt you again. i said this points two weeks ago. when rahm emanuel was going off aboutbe guns his kids are protected at a school. same with obama's kids. same with david gregory's kids. obama could have won over a lot of people if he said i want every child to be as safe as mine. that means to have security. that's all he has to say. he didn't say that. everybody had the right to have their kids as safe as president obama's. that is not a cheap ad. that is a factual ad. >> bob: they should
on military assault rifles and high capacity magazines, extended background checks and toughening gun laws. mr. obama announced 23 executive actions mostly modest initiatives. at the event the president was surrounded by children who wrote him letters about gun violence. family members of newtown shooting victims were in the audience including the parent of 7-year-old grace mcdonald. >> chris, her father, gave me one of her paintings. and i hung it in my private study just off the oval office. and every time i look at that painting i think about how it comes to protecting the most vulnerable among us we must act now for grace. >> the nra is getting ready for battle raising money and emailing supporters to upgrade their membership for quote the fight of the century. >> we're not saying that your rights are at risk the president of the united states is saying that. >> so where do things go from here? nbc's tracie potts is in washington for us. how is the president going to get the public and congress to support this legislative agenda? >> reporter: you were talking about the nra getting ready fo
. the slightest little hiccup could throw this economy off balance and put us in a recession. while mr. obama might not necessarily be to blame, it would happen. we simply have to grow better. the style of leadership has changed and improved but where are the proposals to really get stuff done and get the economy jump-started ? i'm waiting to see that. >> peter morissey, annie, john, don't any of you move. we'll lay out the challenge, b jobs part of that challenge. getting people back to work. a quiz for you at home, how many jobs have been created since this president took office? a, 76,000, b, 276,000, c, 476,000 or d, 1.76 million? now with a fancy coating that gives you a burst of wildberry flavor. now why make a flavored heartburn pill? because this is america. and we don't just make things you want, we make things you didn't even know you wanted. like a spoon fork. spray cheese. and jeans made out of sweatpants. so grab yourself some new prilosec otc wildberry. [ male announcer ] one pill each morning. 24 hours. zero heartburn. satisfaction guaranteed or your money back. olaf gets gre
and it calls him this. >> mr. obama demands the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes, but he is just another elitist hypocrite when it comes to a fair share of security. >> president obama has secret service protection for his daughters, sasha and malia. asking if the president's kids are more important than yours. oh, my goodness, secret service protection, pretty customary for the president and his family. more bill next. these talking points, that the right have, about the "heavy hand of government" ... i want to have that conversation. let's talk about it. really? you're going to lay people off because now the government is going to help you fund your healthcare. really? i want to have those conversations, not to be confrontational, but to understand what the other side is saying, and i'd like to arm our viewers with the ability to argue with their conservative uncle joe over the dinner table. before the sneeze, help protect with a spray. before the tissue, help defend with a wipe. before the cold & flu season help prevent with lysol. because when you have 10 t
, and online ammunition sales. mr. obama met yesterday with joe biden to go over a whole load of proposals that were put together by a task force led by the vice president. and they include up to 19 different steps that the president could take through executive action to by pass powerful opposition in congress. and dan lothian joins us live at the white house. so, dan, if you could just layout the difference between what the president can do using executive action versus using administrative action. >> and the president and vice president have talked about things they can do legislatively. but if they can't do it that way, they can move things a lot qui quick are by ter by the preside acting on his own. a ban on high capacity clips. universal back grounground chec. tightening up checks on background checks. also discussing issues around mental health. those are some of the things that are part of the package that the president is currently looking at. but again, the president also has talked about using executive orders to move things along very quickly. and that is sort of shaping up to
schools when his kids are protected by armed guards at their school? mr. obama demands the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes, but he's just another elitist hypocrite when it comes to a fair share of security. protection for their kids and gun-free zones for ours. >> that's a real ad. that, my friends, is political pornography. >> that's one of the grossest things i've ever seen in my life. >> i don't know what to say. joe? >> what's wrong with these people, mika? what's wrong with these people? you have children that had no say in the decision on whether their father was going to step forward to be president of the united states, to run for president, one of the most bone-crushing sacrificing things any husband or wife can do to their family. and the second they make that decision, their children and their entire family have targets on their backs. and the nra is putting something out like -- what's wrong with these people, putting out apps that 4-year-olds can play on the anniversary of the newtown murders, and now putting out an ad talking about the president's daughters? >> they
? his kids are protected by armed guards at their schools. mr. obama demands the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes, but he's just another elitist hypocrite when it comes to a fair share of security. lou: the white house responded by calling the nra cowardly. press secretary offering one of those obama rules as they like to call the say most americans agree that a president's children should not be used as pawns in a political fight. but to go so far as to make the safety of the president's children the subject of an attack and is repugnant and cowardly. well, obama rule number one. bad form to point out the president's children are protected by armed guards and appropriately so, but okay for the presidents to use other people's schoolchildren as props in his news conference in which he advocates a rollback of second amendment rights. our first guest says the president is using the tragedy to bolster an anti-gun agenda and that that is an affront to the second amendment. joining us tonight, the attorney general of the great state of texas. good to have you with this. let me first giv
? mr. obama demands the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes, but he is just another elitist hypocrite when it comes to protection for their kids. >> white house press secretary jay carney released this statement this morning. most americans agree that the president's children shouldn't be used as pawns in a fight. but to go to far as to use safety for the children in an attack ad is cowardally. >> he don't mention them specifically, we mention these kids. >> joining me now is howard dean, former chairman of the dnc and former governor of vermont. governor dean, i have to ask you, your kids were roughly their age when you were government of vermont. you know what it is like for kids to live under having a father in this kind of position. what is your reaction to what the nra has done here? >> well, first of all i think kids are always off bounds. and if they're not, the press should not be doing it. here you have an organization that is doing it. let's look at the difference between the nra members, who at least in my state are reasonable people. from the nra leadership in washington,
, now. >> reporter: mr. obama will place his hand on two bibles, one that king used, one that lincoln used. ♪ then it's the parade. the route has been secured. the floats are ready to roll down pennsylvania avenue ♪ this girl is on fire >> reporter: while there will only be two inaugural balls they are star studded. alich gentleman keyes, brad paisley and jennifer hudson. ♪ but you never -- >> before all the pomp and parties, the president took part again in what he calls the national day of service. >> this inauguration should also be an affirmation that we're all in this together. >> reporter: so the first family grabbed paint brushes at a local elementary school. already the people's lawn is seeing plenty of visitors. >> we love president obama. whoo! >> reporter: i got to tell you there were a lot of phobes out last night already having a good time. they've got a couple more nights to go here in washington waugh. the official ceremony is actually starting in just another hour or so and the vice president will take his oath at the naval observatory where he lives rather just
with an assault weapons ban. in the wake of the sandy hook elementary school massacre, mr. obama said he will consider using executive powers to bring about change. >> if there's a step we can take to save even one child from what happened in newtown, we should take that step. >> the president is reviewing proposals from vice president biden who was asked to head up a task force to stop gun violence. more details are expected later this week. >>> new york state is not waiting for federal action to crack down on guns. governor andrew cuomo and state lawmakers reached a deal on the country's first new gun control measure following the newtown shooting. the senate voted late last night and today the assembly is expected to approve some of the most restrictive gun laws in america, including tougher background checks and expanded assault weapons ban. >>> former president george h.w. bush wakes up at home today for the first time in almost two months. he was released from a hospital in houston yesterday. he was admitted back on november 23rd for treatment of bronchitis and a bad cough. mr. bus
because the president is the president. anyway, take a look at the ad. >> mr. obama demands the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes. but he's just another elitist hypocrite when it comes to a fair share of security. >> yes, an elitist hypocrite who is the president. anyway his plan today will include calls for congressional action on an assault weapons ban, a limitation on the sale of high-capacity magazines, also taking a look at stronger, federal background checks for anyone who wants to buy a firearm. at the moment, senate democratic leadership seems split on whether or not we're going to get any action through congress. majority leader harry reid is skeptical we can get anything past republicans in the house but at the same time, minority whip steny hoyer is more optimistic. he's hopeful that perhaps his colleagues in the house will be more flexible after what happened at sandy hook elementary. we're back with more show after the break. show, to be able to come away armed with the facts, and the arguments to feel confident in their positions. i want them to have the data and i wa
the president for accepting armed protection for his daughters at school, when mr. obama recently questioned the need for using police to step up security in schools across the country for regular folks. moments ago the white house responded calling the ad repugnant and cowardly. here is part of what they're talking about. >> are the president's kids more important than yours? then why is he skeptical about putting armed security in our schools? when his kids are protected by armed guards at their school? >> bottom of the hour, we will ask our panel if using the president's daughters to make a point is fair game, or does the n.r.a. go too far? might the n.r.a. have even hurt its cause with this ad? and we'll circle back to what we now saw was the photo opportunity that the president had with young children flanking him as he put pressure on lawmakers to do what he wants on this issue. both sides using children, appropriate? we'll talk about it. in the meantime, you can find out more about the president's specific proposals going to our website at foxnews.com/politics. well, as this all plays
the president. >> the president of the united states, barack h. obama and mrs. obama accompanied by senator charles e. schumer and mrs. schumer. ♪ >> the president circulating in the statuary hall in the capitol. it's one of the larger spaces. >> it's the old house before the civil war. that was the house of representatives. >> it's one of the biggest places that you can put a large ceremonial event. these events, these luncheons post-inaugural luncheons have grown to be rather unwieldy over the years, and they shrunk them down to the point where there's still, like, what, hundreds of people there. it's not the sort of thing that goes on for hours and hours and hours. simply so that we can get the inaugural parade underway before dark. >> you notice that the first lady changed? >> yes. >> see, this is like a wedding almost. you have the -- have you to rush away to the car at the end and do the whole thing. i always thought it was interesting. the president -- i remember reagan came back and had to change before his inaugural parade after the ceremony. >> do we get to cover any of this? do
of the obama family, said mr. president, you have an awfully big room. my prayer to you is to leverage that power for the stewardship of our nation. as we stand out here, the president will arrive, of course. so will the vice president, along with his family. the next stop will be, as we said, a short drive back across the street basically, crossing just around lafayette park to the white house where they will participate in this congressional coffee that takes place today, congressional leadership will be there as we start to see secret service exiting the church. we anticipate we'll see the president in just a matter of moments. it was remarkable, matt and savannah, to see the security outside this place even before the president arrived. there is pete souza, photographer of the white house. as you see, luis leon, the rector here. we can now see the obama family as they come outside. >> peter, as they do exit the church -- i can hear people cheering in the background -- going back to that point you made where the pastor talked about the president being the pastor in chief, in an arti
the die advvi politics of washington. but mr. obama's advisers say he will take a more realistic approach. >> while we're going to do all we can to work with congress and negotiate, we're also going to make sure that the american people are more connected to what's going on here. >> reporter: for the first and second families, a jam packed inauguration weekend, from saturday's national day of service to the first lady's appearance at a children's inaugural ball, to a wreath laying at arlington national ceremony. >> celebrating this incredible nation that we call home. >> reporter: today's address, matt, is going to be focused on uplifting things like democracy, like unity. he isn't going to do a laundry list n just three weeks he has the state of the union. that's the place to do that. >> chuck, i was listening to his 2009 inaugural address on the radio last night. in it, he talked about doing away with petty politics, with divisive politics, showing the american people that their government could work for them again. a lot of those things did not happen in the last four years. do you thi
when it comes to the right to bear arms and mr. obama says that he is protecting other rights. take a look: >> president barack obama: that most fundamental set of rights to life and liberty and the pursuit of happiness, fundamental rights that were denied to college students at virginia tech. and high school students at columbine and elementary school students in newtown. those rights are at stake. we're responsible. >> chris: question: can you support a measure that would limit the size of these high-capacity clips that hold 30 rounds or 100 rounds? can you support a universal background check? >> you know, let's see what they come up with in terms of a specific proposal -- specific proposals. certainly, at newtown, what an incredible tragedy for every family involved. for that community. i have got a 2nd grade son and i have grandchildren about that age, and it was a terrible thing, those families, frankly, will never recover from. but, let's talk about changes that would have done something about that. so far, i don't see that. you know, connecticut is the -- one of the hardest
'm still a republican. that's how i was raised, and until i voted for mr. obama twice, i voted for seven straight republican presidents. >> that's absolutely right. if the republican party is going to be a fringe party, then it marginalizes itself and becomes less relevant to the discourse. only obstructionist is what the party is seeking -- >> what is their plan? >> i don't know, but it's a shame. as someone who believes in progressive ideas, i realize that not having a smart, engaged conservative party, republican party, makes progressives lazy, frankly, and unimaginative, and it's bad for the country. bad for the country -- >> i think i spent a good -- i admitted something last week. don't we all like to go into the booth knowing we have an option play? if the democrats have been blowing it, we give the republicans a shot or the other way around. you can actually choose. here is general powell you thought i would be playing. here he is talking about the republican's image problem. you respond to this, alex. let's listen. >> the party has gathered unto itself a reputation that it is a
protected by armed guards at their school? mr. obama demands the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes, but he's just another elitist hypocrite when it comes to a fair share of security. protection for their kids and gun-free zones for ours. >> the new nra ad, which i may say i personally find utterly pathetic. earlier we spoke to the cousins of ashley moser. they have a website. log on to helpash.org if you want to help. i thank my guests. tomorrow the man who called me a you willy for my take on guns, ben shapiro returns. before we go just leave me with an overview of how you feel this has gone tonight. >> listen, it's been a good discussion. but something has to happen. and i hope the president takes a very strong measure tomorrow and i hope congress has the courage to back him up with the appropriate legislation. although i have my doubts because their past has not been any indication that they'll take strong action in the future. but i'll try to be optimistic. listen, i've heard a lot of people talk about reality checks. i've been a cop 42 years. i've been to hundreds if
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